OCWA and Lystek International Inc. Sign Memorandum of Understanding

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TORONTO, April 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lystek International Inc. and the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") for the co-marketing of products and services to streamline, enhance and improve wastewater treatment plant operations.

Lystek's patented, award-winning solutions are acknowledged as a leading approach to:

a) Convert biosolids into a CFIA registered, pathogen-free, nutrient-rich, bio-fertilizer product.
b) Optimize wastewater treatment plant operations by reducing costs, volumes of output and increasing green biogas for energy.

The Lystek process uses a unique combination of heat, high-shear mixing and alkali to create a safe, sustainable, low-odour fertilizer in high demand from farmers.

"We are looking forward to working with Lystek to provide our clients with an option for responsible re-use of organic materials that makes sound economic and environmental sense. As the largest operator of water and wastewater treatment facilities in Ontario, we believe this collaboration will be beneficial for everyone involved," said OCWA President and CEO Jane Pagel.

"As a Canadian company based out of the Region of Waterloo, partnering with OCWA makes perfect sense. We have chosen to work in this field because we understand how sound technology and best practices can help communities utilize biosolids as a resource rather than a waste," said Kevin Litwiller, Director of Business Development for Lystek. "Responsible, cost effective biosolids management is a major consideration for wastewater treatment plant operators and our proven products and services are helping to address the key issues of concern," he added.

OCWA and Lystek look forward to working together to provide municipalities enhanced and improved methods of biosolids management.

About OCWA

The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) provides environmentally responsible and cost-effective water and wastewater services to municipalities, institutions, industry and First Nations. Established as a provincial crown agency in 1993, OCWA operations, engineering, and technical services provide clean water expertise to communities and businesses all across Ontario. www.ocwa.com

About Lystek

Lystek International Inc. is an organic materials recovery firm that is helping municipalities and companies reduce waste, costs, odours and greenhouse gas emissions through its innovative approach to biosolids management. Lystek technology contributes to landfill diversion and agricultural sustainability by transforming non-hazardous, organic material into a nutrient rich, CFIA registered fertilizer product. www.lystek.com

CONTACT: Nick Reid, Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships, OCWA Tel: 416.775.0545 or email:nreid@ocwa.com Kevin Litwiller, Director of Business Development, Lystek; Tel: (226) 444-0186 or email: kevinl@lystek.com

Source: Lystek Canada